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Capromimus abbreviatus, the capro dory, is a species of zeniontid fish, the only species in the genus Capromimus, found around New Zealand only, at depths of between 87 to 500 metres (285 to 1,640 ft). It grows to a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL.

Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Zeiformes
Family: Zeniontidae
Genus: Capromimus
T. N. Gill, 1893
C. abbreviatus
Binomial name
Capromimus abbreviatus
(Hector, 1875)


  • "Capromimus abbreviatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 April 2006.
  • Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2006). "Capromimus abbreviatus" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
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